Medical Aid for Ukraine

Медична Допомога для України


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are you fundraising for?

Our medics and doctors are in dire need of advanced medical aid. Originally, we were fundraising for Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs), critical for far-forward combat injuries. Many stores were sold out, but we had an opportunity to obtain 400 good quality IFAKs containing all the major components needed, and an additional 150 containing even more advanced capability (chest decompression) for doctors. Thanks to your support, we have reached this original goal!

We are continuing to raise funds for advanced medical equipment requested by our volunteer doctors and medics on the ground. We are currently in the process of procuring tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, and Israeli bandages requested by a former LSh Komendant volunteering with the Hospitaliers Medical Battalion in Kyiv.

What is your goal?

We have reached the original $50,000 goal - we have no specific goal monetary at the time, but we continue fundraising for whatever medical supplies are necessary for our medics.

How will supplies be delivered?

We have worked out the logistics of getting the supplies by plane to Warsaw then by bus to Lviv, where our Absolventy will distribute them to our medical volunteers in the hot zones.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes. Plast Conference is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Donations and gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.
Speak with your employer about potentially matching your donation.


CHECK

Checks payable to "Plast Conference Lisova Shkola" can be mailed to:

Plast Conference Lisova Shkola
c/o Danylo Zaсharczuk
PO Box 352
Worcester, PA 19490


UPDATES

2022-05-05

As our medical aid continues to be deployed in Ukraine, we are getting increasingly positive feedback! Thanks to you, WE ARE SAVING LIVES! Every piece of medical aid can save a life. Every single piece counts, and every single piece is being put to work where it matters most.

Thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our initial goal, but we have put all the extra dollars collected to good use:

  • ~ $4300 -- 50 advanced IFAKs -- delivered to Lviv between 11 and 18 March
  • ~ $36,000 -- 400 advanced IFAKs -- delivered to Lviv on 6 April
  • ~ $6000 -- 100 CAT tourniquets, 100 Quikclot, 100 Israeli bandages -- delivered to Hospitiliers Medical Battalion in Kyiv on 19 April
  • ~ $5600 -- 49 advanced IFAKs -- delivered to Lviv on 26 April

Our combat zone medics and doctors are now asking for specific items to stop massive bleeding and address penetrating chest trauma at the front lines, items that they cannot obtain in Ukraine. So with the extra money collected we have ordered about $40,000 worth of the following:

  1. CAT tourniquets — 475
  2. Israeli bandages — 398
  3. Quikclot: 520
  4. Сhest seals (2-pack, extra / exit wounds) — 475
  5. Trauma shears - 398
  6. Burn pads - 1000

We thank you for your generous support! However, the war is not over -- we continue to raise money for life-saving medical equipment as requested by our medics and doctors in the hot zones. If you can, please donate; if you can't, please share. Slava Ukrayini!

2022-04-23

We received overwhelmingly positive feedback from frontline medics about the quality of the kits - all thanks to you! The original 450 advanced IFAKs already equip those on the frontlines. Another 49 are on their way this Friday (04-22).

The war isn't ending, and neither are our efforts. Our focus is currently still centered on individual medical items in high-demand: CAT tourniquets, Israeli bandages, Quikclot, chest seals, burn pads, and others...

100% of the funds raised are used for the purchase and transport of medical aid requested by our front line doctors and medics; we have no administrative overhead (fees, advertising, salaries, etc). In fact, many of our volunteers have contributed significantly for the purchase, transport, and distribution of aid at their personal expense. Our goal is simple - do everything we can to help Ukraine and her defenders.

Thank you for your generous recent and continued support.

2022-04-27

We are pleased to report that the remaining 400 advanced IFAKs arrived in Lviv 4-5-22 and are in the process of being distributed to the hot zones. The initial 50 IFAKs we sent are already in use by our front line doctors and medics, and feedback about the quality and components is exclusively positive. The 100 CAT tourniquets, 100 QuikClot hemostatic bandages, and 100 Israeli bandages destined for Hospitaliers Medical Battalion in Kyiv are enroute. In addition, we await the arrival of some components for another 30 IFAKs. Thank you for your past and continued support, and all money raised will be used exclusively for medical and other humanitarian gear as requested by our front line doctors and medics!

[Any potentially identifying information has been blurred to protect our volunteers in Ukraine]

2022-03-28

Thanks to your generous contributions through GoFundMe, PayPal and Venmo, we have reached our original goal of $50,000! The first 50 advanced IFAKs are already in Lviv and in the process of being distributed to the hot zones, while the other 400 advanced IFAKs just landed in Warsaw (2022-03-26) and are ready for imminent transfer to Ukraine.

We are continuing to raise funds for advanced medical equipment requested by our volunteer doctors and medics on the ground. We are currently in the process of procuring tourniquets, hemostatic gauze, and Israeli bandages requested by a former LSh Komendant volunteering with the Hospitaliers Medical Battalion in Kyiv. Just today, we have purchased 100 CAT tourniquets, 100 Israeli pressure bandages, and 100 Quikclot gauze, which are on their way to Kyiv.


Завдяки ваших щедрих пожертв, ми досягли нашу початкову ціль - $50 000! Перші 50 індивідуальні аптечки (IFAK) вже у Львові та розповсюджуються у гарячі зони. Решта 400 аптечок щойно приземлилися у Варшаві (26/03), і скоро будуть в Україні.

Ми далі збираємо кошти на медичну допомогу, яку просять наші лікарі-добровольцы та медики. Зараз ми закуповуємо джгути (CAT), кровоспинну марлю (Quikclot) та ізраїльські пов’язки, які просив колишній Комендант ЛШ який служить у медичному батальйоні «Госпітальєри» у Києві.

Ніні (29/03), ми закупили 100 джгутів (CAT), 100 ізраїльських пов’язок, та 100 марлі Quikclot, які є вже в дорозі до Києва.

2022-03-21

Thank you very much to all our generous donors so far! We are pleased to report that the first 50 advanced IFAKs are in the hands of our trusted colleagues in Ukraine, and an additional 400 kits are purchased (on credit) and awaiting shipment. With your continued generosity we can supply our medical volunteers with the supplies they need!


Слава Україні!